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tonight about the misfortunes of another prominent politician, former congressman jesse jackson jr. of chicago, who is charged with using campaign funds to finance an appetite for expensive jewelry, furs, and other luxury items. we'll get that story tonight from nbc's national investigative correspondent michael isikoff. >> reporter: the day after former congressman jesse jackson jr. was charged with misusing campaign funds, the downfall of the once rising political star has shaken his hometown of chicago. >> i find the level of theft on his part stunning. >> you have to learn from your mistakes. that's all. we'll pray for hill. >> reporter: jackson was charged friday with diverting $750,000 in campaign funds for personal benefit, including $43,000 for a gold plated rolex. nearly $19,000 for michael jackson memorabilia. $10,000 for bruce lee items. $5,100 for fur capes and parkas. and $5,000 for a football signed by u.s. presidents. >> using campaign contributions for these kinds of personal expenditures is way over the line. you just can't do it. >> reporter: jackson's wife sandra
in the disappearance of kevin collins. this is man san francisco police knew mostly as wayne jackson. he had at least four aliases, and that's what threw police off his trail. >> based on jackson's description, his residence on masonic avenue, his ownership of a large black dog, and his criminal history, we are investigating jackson as a person of interest in this case. >> reporter: jackson was 6 feet tall, blond, and had a black dog, just like the person last seen talking to collins in february of 1984 at masonic and oak streets in san francisco. jackson lived on masonic. >> it's hard to look at it and not think, you know, that this is it, or this was very, very likely that this is what happened. >> reporter: kevin's brother steven found out last night from police that when kevin vanished, officers knew of jackson's 1991 connection to a kidnapping and molestation of a 7-year-old boy in san francisco. in february of '84, police interviewed jackson, and they searched his house. >> so that's my brother mike and myself here, gary, and kevin. >> reporter: but in 1984, police did not know about jackson's
. michelle kosinski, nbc news, pretoria, south africa. >>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. was for years considered a rising bright light among democrats in congress with a famous family name. but today he and his wife were in tears in a federal courtroom, pleading guilty to serious crimes involving campaign money. both of them now face possible prison time. our report from our justice correspondent, pete williams. >> reporter: for jesse jackson jr., the walk into the courthouse was the end of a slow-motion fall from grace. he told a federal judge, for years i have lived off my campaign. admitting that he took money received in political contributions and used it to make more than 3,000 separate purchases for himself and his wife over the past seven years. a $43,000 gold watch. $19,000 for one of michael jackson's guitars. $16,000 for a pair of elk heads. tens of thousands more in furnishings for their homes in washington and chicago. total value, $750,000. >> jesse jackson jr. had the drive, the ability and the talent to be the voice of a new generation. but he squandered that talent. >
of interest as wayne jackson. although he's used a total of five different aliases and in 2008 he died of natural causes under the name of dan therrien. >> this case is a case that haunts the san francisco police department and the city of san francisco and has pretty much throughout the entire career of everybody that's standing here. >> reporter: new members of the cold case unit had recently been reviewing the case and while reviewing notes on an old interview with jackson, they decided to run a check on his various aliases. they found that he had been arrested in canada for allegedly kidnapping and molesting two 13-year-old boys in canada in 1973. that's what jump-started the investigation and led to a cadaver dog search of jackson's former san francisco residence last week, which is blocks away from where kevin collins was last seen in 1984. >> we are releasing a photograph of mr. jackson today along with various names he used throughout his lifetime with the hopes someone will come forward and provide us with additional information on his activities and whereabouts when kevin dis
. >>> federal prosecutors today filed campaign finance charges against former chicago congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife sandi. jackson has admitted to using $750,000 in campaign money to buy personal items, including a rolex watch, mink coats, furniture and even a hat once worn by michael jackson. his wife signed a plea agreement, admitting to filing incorrect joint tax returns. jackson apologized for his actions in a statement today. he faces up to five years in prison. >>> valentine's day is a big one for romance, and getting engaged. but if you got a diamond ring this week and it came from costco, you might have been sold a bill of goods. the jeweler, tiffany & company sued costco yesterday for promoting some engagement rings as tiffany diamonds at a discount. but the jeweler says they have never allowed any of their products to be sold at costco. tiffany is seeking damages. no word yet on whether any happy couples are seeking refunds. we're back in a moment with a blast from the past and a major milestone this weekend. ♪ >>> the nbc television newsreel with paul ally, your commen
the record. so mark jackson ordered his team to intentionally foul houston in order to prevent them from shooting threes. the rockets won the game. however, jackson had to to say when it was over. >> i'm not going to lay down. i'm an old school basketball player. i'm an old school coach. if you can't appreciate that, that's on you. we're not going to lay down. if you're going to try to get the record, we're going to stop you. there's a way to do it. that's all. understand it, appreciate it, and i would expect nothing less if i was on the other side. >> we may not have heard the end of that story. to the ice. blackhawks, sharks. sharks up 1. michal handzus buries the puck. a wild first. then second period, andrew levels it. the spin off for the hit. in the ensuing four-on-four. he finds patrick kane. they win 5-3. they've now lost three consecutive games. that will do it for tonight but hang with us right after the break. jessica and raj will be right back with more news. what's that? when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy
from the command center set up to find him. >>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife could be headed to prison. they've both been officially charged in connection with the misuse of campaign funds. on friday, federal prosecutors formally filed charges as jackson is said to be accepting a plea deal. they claim jackson misused $750,000 in campaign funds to buy personal items like michael jackson and martin luther king memorabilia. jackson is reportedly going to accept a plea deal. his wife, sandy, faces one count of tax fraud. >>> facebook says it's been hacked. the social media giant says its systems were targeted in a sophisticated attack after employees visited an infected site which installed a malware and bug on their computers. facebook says none of its millions of users' information was compromised. >>> in sports news, serena williams is making history, becoming the oldest woman ever to claim the highest spot in women's tennis. she clinched that top-ranked title on friday with a quarterfinal win at the qatar open. claiming the oldest woman ever title. she's only 31. >>
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